Monday, June 17, 2013

Sticking With Your Gut

"What’s nice about being on your own is you’re in control.  Every good decorator is a little bit of a control freak.  When you’re in control, if you don’t click with someone, you don’t have to accept them as clients.  Decorating is about personality.  I love the people I work with." -Miles Redd
Miles Redd is one of my all-time favorite designers.  I love this quote he originally shared in New York Magazine in 2003, and wholeheartedly agree with it.  I love my clients.  In fact, one of them has recently become my cycling buddy!  We just click.   
In the short time since I've launched my design business, I have learned the importance of sticking with my gut.  Whether it be taking on a new client, consulting on a room, or choosing finishes, I have to listen to my intuition and not second-guess myself.  When something doesn't feel exactly "right," you have to pay attention to that!  

Of course that extends beyond work in to all facets of life.  Can any of you relate?  

{image above via Miles Redd}


  1. nice\!!

    new post

  2. First let me say, I adore Miles and your blog! And this quote is dead on, you have to choose client, friends and life partners carefully. I say "Don't force a connection".

    Enjoy your day!


  3. absolutely! there really is something to our intuition, especially when something *doesn't* feel right. i'm learning more and more to trust my instincts and not over-think things :)

  4. ah I love that bedroom. It looks so homey and feminine.


  5. That is such a true statement Sam, especially I would imagine, as a designer!

  6. Listening to and trusting the quiet voice inside of us is paramount. I graduated with my Interior Design degree last month and being able to choose the jobs I take is a bonus with starting my business... and I love Miles!
    xoxo, B

  7. LOVE Miles! And totally agree! Always go with your gut and it will turn out great :)

  8. You are so right! There have been many times that I haven't fully listened to my gut and I regretted it every time. Great Post!!


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